Author Archives: Derrick

New Bird Photographed – Common Tern

Connecticut continued to be a great place in May to look for new species I’ve never seen before. At the Coastal Center at Milford Point, I found a mixed flock of shorebirds and terns sitting just off shore.  Many of … Continue reading

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DONE!

After an exhaustive two day stint this past weekend totaling 20+ hours, we are officially done with what I coined the ‘nightmare project’! The weekend work consisted of a layer of landscape fabric to be nailed to the dirt first, … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Semipalmated Plover

The quest for new shorebirds continued on the Connecticut coast in May. I don’t know if we just picked the right shore spots to go on our single day visit to Connecticut or if it is always this bountiful, but … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Least Tern

Once I saw my 200th species of bird, the flood gates just opened up.  While in Rhode Island in May, I got my first glimpse of least terns.  They were pretty far away at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, but … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Purple Sandpiper

I only saw this species on an overcast, windy and partially rainy day from a distance, but I’ll take it!  We left for a Rhode Island wedding extra early back in May to check out the Sachuest Point National Wildlife … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Greater Yellowlegs

This year, I spent more time along the Hudson River and the ocean in Connecticut and Rhode Island to fill a large void in my life list… shorebirds!  I’ve always loved sandpipers and plovers, but they aren’t very easy to … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and Reconnecting

Things are continuing to move forward in the form of dusting off my dead laptop and bringing it back to life!  This poor thing is 12 years old, but was a staple in consistent editing and posting of photos.  I … Continue reading

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